It’s official: The Paterson administration has passed Washington, D.C., the collection plate for Moynihan Station. Earlier this week, the state submitted an application for $98,281,730 in funds from the federal stimulus package out of a pot called “TIGER,” a program in which the Obama administration has broad discretion on Read More
Where, oh where, will President Obama spread billions in high-speed-rail money?
The question is on the minds of many in the transportation world these days—a first round of applications for federal stimulus money was due late last month—and now many have their own set of thoughts on the Read More
After months of sparring over the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, the Port Authority has now offered a plan to allow private developer Larry Silverstein to build two office towers.
Mr. Silverstein and the Authority have been at a major impasse over the future of the site, as the developer has demanded the Read More
The state’s spent $3.2 million of the nearly $2.9 billion it gets in federal stimulus money. Read More
Mayor Bloomberg probably doesn’t do all that much fraternizing with sandhogs, the rare breed of construction workers who dig the city’s water and transit tunnels, working sometimes hundreds of feet below ground.
Today, however, was an exception, as the billionaire executive slipped a reflective vest over his suit, put on a hardhat, and chatted Read More
With the federal stimulus package signed, the Bloomberg administration has done some tallying. The total to be infused for city-run capital infrastructure projects, according to a City Hall memo issued today: $544 million.
Per the memo, that money comes from two separate pots—$311 million for water and sewer projects, which the city Read More
It turns out the stimulus package will not, in fact, have an extra $3 billion for transit courtesy of U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler.
The West Side Democrat won a big victory late last month when his $3 billion amendment to the House version of the stimulus bill was approved. Days later, the concept Read More
In recent weeks, the federal stimulus package has often been talked about in messianic terms, viewed as something that will drench New York City in cash to spend. Labor leaders, construction industry executives and elected officials alike have referred to it as a temporary cure to a construction industry soon to be hurting for a Read More
The folks at the Center for American Progress have done a state-by-state breakdown of the stimulus package making its way through Congress.
New York State’s take: more than $41 billion.
The bill, passed by the House but not yet through the Senate, is still very much a work Read More
In this week’s print edition, we wrote about the potential effects of federal stimulus dollars on New York’s infrastructure, noting that a requirement that the money be spent quickly mostly wipes away any dreams local officials had of ambitious Washington-funded expansions.
In order to show elected officials and the federal government that stimulus Read More